Careerstrength™
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Talent Assessment

Exploring the Work You Do
For the following questions think about the work that comes easily to you and most likely you most enjoy doing. When answering these kinds of questions people often think of their current work or most recently learned skills. Don’t do that for this assessment.

Here we are looking for the kinds of work environments that fit who you are at your core. They most likely draw on your talents rather than learned skills. Take the time to think back to the work you’ve most enjoyed and that came easily to you even if you have to reflect back to a non-work situation.

Answer in terms of who you really are, not how you’d like to be or how you have to be on the job.

For each pair, select the option that best describes your "strength" or talent.
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SOMEWHAT
SOMEWHAT
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1.
producing results and performing
or
administering and providing service
2.
guiding people and promoting ideas
or
designing systems and planning strategies
3.
producing results and performing
or
guiding people and promoting ideas
4.
administering and providing service
or
designing systems and planning strategies
5.
designing systems and planning strategies
or
producing results and performing
6.
guiding people and promoting ideas
or
administering and providing service

For each pair, select the option that best describes the working environment you like the most.
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SOMEWHAT
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7.
expressive and personal
or
innovative and intellectual
8.
organized and secure
or
stimulating and varied
9.
innovative and intellectual
or
organized and secure
10.
expressive and personal
or
stimulating and varied
11.
organized and secure
or
expressive and personal
12.
innovative and intellectual
or
stimulating and varied

Think of the best job or career experience you've ever had. What made it the best?
Rate each statement below for how well it matches your experience.
13.

I made an impact in a new way. There were plenty of options, freedom and variety. And it was fun with a lot of activity and things to do.

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A Lot Like Me
14.

I gained new concepts and knowledge to become competent in new ways. I was able to engage my abilities. And it was an interesting new project.

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A Lot Like Me
15.

I felt affirmation of who I am as a person. There was nurturing and belief in me from others. And I was starting a meaningful new quest.

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A Lot Like Me
16.

There was a sense of predictability and belonging. I was included in news and given responsibilities. And I was shown appreciation for my role.

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A Lot Like Me

Which statement below best describes your view of working within an organization?
17.

I put in my best effort as a personal challenge to be successful within the organization. I can get a lot done when it comes to a crisis or when I am given more freedom.

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18.

I like to feel I am in an organization because of who I am and the human element, which makes it a lot more meaningful. When I feel connected and inspired then I get a lot done.

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A Lot Like Me
19.

I think I bring to the organization more strategic or technical insights, maybe to improve things at a systemic level, but also because an organization can provide resources and infrastructure to help meet my personal goals.

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20.

I am mostly traditional but I am also improvement and efficiency oriented. I like to know I am helpful and useful and find comfort being a part of and maintaining the organization.

Not Like Me
Little Like Me
Somewhat Like Me
Like Me
A Lot Like Me

Select along a spectrum what best describes you and comes to you easiest in a work environment.
 
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SOMEWHAT
SOMEWHAT
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21
I am more comfortable with...
conjecture, conceptualizing, envisioning, and figurative expressions.
or
firsthand experiences, practical ideas, and descriptions of actual events or situations.
22.
I often...
want to independently choose actions for expedience.
or
check in with norms, roles and values.
23.
I often notice...
how things are organized or sequenced.
or
what is motivating someone.

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